Category Archives: On Being a Mom

Can I Make 2016 “The Year”?

Originally posted on Glimpses of Me: Choosing Motherhood:
My mind screamed for a break from the work I was doing, even though I’d finally gotten into a good flow, and probably should have stayed focused. But that’s how my world…

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“Mom! You’re on a book!”

“Can you believe it?” I said to my 6 year old son, Joshua. “What, Mama-believe what?” he asked sweetly. “Look–look who wrote this book!” He looks closely at the pictures on the back cover. “You! You and Grandpa Bop!” My … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: Here It Is Again

Originally posted on Glimpses of Me: Choosing Motherhood:
Mother’s Day used to hurt my heart. Over three years and two kids later … it still kinda does. Mother’s Day hurts my heart because I remember. I remember how it felt…

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What A Year!

Originally posted on ERIK LINDEEN:
This week I’ve been thinking a lot about all that God has done in the last 12 months. It’s been quite a journey to get to this point! After many years of wrestling with God’s…

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Stop Growling at your brother!!

Tonight while we were out to dinner with our little brood, an older couple who had spent their whole dinner sending smiles and coos our direction, stopped by our table. The man said hi to the children and told me … Continue reading

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“Will the airplane run out of batteries?!”

There’s always the to-do list: dishes to wash, laundry to fold, suitcases to pack… I really “don’t have time” for this.

And yet, laying here in the dark, typing this while Joshua’s hand iron-grips my forearm as he finally drifts off to sleep … Continue reading

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Motherhood Meltdown: The Day After

So, mothers, go have your Motherhood Meltdown. You might feel a bit sheepish, but you’ll get some great hugs from your kids, and seriously–The Day After is totally worth it. Continue reading

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